For Hackabull’s fifth year, we’re bringing the same energy that we did in the past years: if you can think of it, you can make it.
Work in a team of up to four for 24 hours to make your concept come to life, and then demo your project to judges. The judges decide which teams will win a variety of prizes!
There will be tons of food, free swag, and syntax errors - we hope to see you there.
It is worth noting that hacking ends at 1 PM EST on March 26th. We need your project by 1 pm EST on Devpost to consider it a valid submission.
Have one member submit the project and add the other members to the project on Devpost. This will help us to verify who was on your team!
Check boxes for the different prize categories (Sponsor prizes, Best First-Time Hacker, Funniest Hack, Best Hack that doesn't work) for which your project is eligible! This makes sure you maximize your swag-winning possibilities. Note: If you win one of the overall prizes (1st, 2nd, or 3rd place), you will NOT be eligible to win one of the Hackabull Category prizes (Best First-Time Hacker, Funniest Hack, and Best Hack that doesn't work). However, if you win one of the overall prizes, you are still eligible to win a sponsor prize.
Make sure to include your GitHub repository in your submission!
It is encouraged (but not mandatory) that you include a PowerPoint presentation of your project.
$7,720 in prizes
Prize for First Place!
Prize for Second Place!
XBOX Series S!
Prize for Third Place!
Samsung LED Monitor!
Best First-time Hack
Best Hack That Doesn't Work
Amazon Echo Dot
MLH Challenge: Google Cloud
Description: Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful computing, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See the full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google-branded backpack.
MLH Challenge: Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
Description: MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win an M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.
MLH Challenge: Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Description: Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com Branded Backpack.
MLH Challenge: Most Creative Use of Twilio
Description: Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!
MLH Challenge: Best Use of MATLAB
Wireless YoYo Speaker
Description: MATLAB and Simulink are computational tools used at over 100,000 businesses, government, and university sites in over 190 countries. Use MATLAB and/or Simulink exclusively or integrate them into another tool for your next hack to win an exclusive MathWorks branded Wireless YoYo Speaker! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.
CockroachDB Challenge: Best use of CockroachDB serverless
$100 Amazon gift card
Monic.ai Challenge: Best Gamified Learning experience
1st - Sony wireless headphones
2nd - Potential paid / priority/ fast track internship at Monic.ai
3rd - Free year of Monaic ultimate
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Dr. Schinnel Small
Gene Louis Kim
Presentation (3 points)
How well was the project presented? Was there a video/ presentation/ demo? Was the idea clearly portrayed?
Originality (3 points)
Does it give that initial WOW factor? Is the hack something unique and interesting at first glance? Is this something that is already out there today or a complete new idea on its own?
Technology (5 points)
How impressive was the hack? Was there a technical challenge or barrier the team had to overcome in order to complete the hack? Did they use any impressive technologies or services which are uncommon to students?
Real life application (5 points)
How relevant is the hack to real-life scenarios? Does it solve a real problem? Does it help people?
Design (UI/UX) (5 points)
Did the team think about user experience? How well designed is the interface? Any performance issues or concerns that should be taken into account?